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. bloomberg saying essentially i'm not scared of the gun lobby and i'm certainly not scared of harry reid. god bless michael bloomberg for that. passing a gun bill is so much more important than reflecting mark pryor in. i would satisfies that senate seat just to make sure we do what is right for background checks and live by it. if that's what you believe in, then do it. reid is not the only one avoiding another vote. vice president joe biden said yesterday that now is not the time. he said it should wait until the senate is done debating immigration reform which means through the summer. but during that time thousands more americans will be killed by guns. and compared to other countries with tightening gun safety laws, our death toll is staggering. in 2008 the u.s. had 12,000 firearm related homicide. and in that same year japan had 11. 11. that's half the number killed at newtown and a third at virginia tech. why? japanese law for bids gun ownership while american law glorifies it. and in in the u.k. had 155 gun deaths in 2010. more than that occurred here in just three weeks. wayne lapier
senator today. and senator harry reid he'll listen to senator harry reid in exchange with ted cruz in the senate. >> my friend from texas is like a schoolyard bully. he pushes everybody around and is losing, and instead of playing the game according to rules, he not only takes the ball home with him, but changes the rules. that one no one wins except the bully who tries to indicate to people he has one. we're asking republicans to play by the rules. >> michael: here is cruz's response. >> i wasn't aware we were in a schoolyard -- >> there is either an objection or no objection. >> mr. president i object. >> michael: jack is he doing -- he is not a popular senator right now, and it's no secret he is not popular with his own caucus or the democrats. is he sort of a thorn in the side of the republican party right now? >> if a man is not popular in the united states senator that means he is a, doing the right thing, and b, serving his country. barack obama was running for president before he was ever elected to the senate. he started during the convention with
to be. what a special friday today. prince harry is in town. oh, my god. it's a wild time. here, yeah. everybody running out to see the prince as he makes his tour here of washington, d.c. you know why? because people are expecting him to get drunk and do something insane like he did the last visit to the united states. and who knows? you know, they may not -- we may not be disappointed. great to see you today. come on, harry. live it up. live it up. it's a party town, harry. we are counting on you to make it even more of a party town. again, on this friday may 10th good to see you today. welcome to the "full-court press." we are right here on capitol hill in washington, d.c. our nation's capitol bringing you the news of the day, whether it's happening here in washington. it's not. nothing going on here. they never get anything done in washington. news around the country. some of that very disturbing, you know, discovery this week in cleveland, ohio. news out of phoenix, arizona with a guilty verdict on jody jody arias and news around the world as
president harry truman, and don rickels is 87 years old today. and the we judge the news media guilty of shoving trials down our throats for for attractive ratings. >> john: i'm john fugelsang. this is "viewpoint." thank you for joining us this evening. this is a day that the g.o.p. and hillary haters have been waiting for. the house oversight hearings on the 9112012 attacks. later blamed on terrorists with alleged links to al-qaeda. four americans were killed, including two security contractors, and ambassador christopher stevens. at the hearing eric nordstrom who had worked in libya explained what the hearing meant to him. >> it matters to me personally and it matters to my colleagues. >> john: key testimony came from gregory hicks. hicks said he requested an f-16 fighter to be sensed to buzz the bengahzi compound in hopes to scare attackers off but was turned down. he was asked that special forces teams could to be sent to bengahzi only to be turned down again. how did the special forces feel about that? >> they were furious. i can only say well, i will quote lt. col. gibson who sa
to a hole in one on the 11th hole by senator saxby chambliss. in other news, harry reid said that he is now two votes closer to -- a couple of votes closer to getting the votes he needs for background checks. we'll keepure eye on that and tell you all about it right here on current tv. compelling true stories. >> jack, how old are you? >> nine. >> this is what 27 tons of marijuana looks like. (vo) with award winning documentaries that take you inside the headlines, way inside. (vo) from the underworld, to the world of privilege. >> everyone in michael jackson's life was out to use him. (vo) no one brings you more documentaries that are real, gripping, current. when i first felt the diabetic nerve pain, of course, i had no idea what it was. i felt like my feet were going to sleep. it progressed from there to burning to like a thousand bees that were just stinging my feet. [ female announcer ] it's known that diabetes damages nerves. lyrica is fda approved to treat diabetic nerve pain. lyrica is not for everyone. it may cause serious allergic reactions or suicidal thoughts
. that's always awesome live on air. harry reid said we might have a couple of more votes on the background check because kelly ayotte has been hammered in the polls, and there may be two secret democrats who might vote on this. >> michael: i think there is a likelihood there is going to be another vote. when? he's not for certain. but even a republican senator from georgia said he was an i approachable on this today. he's willing to have a conversation. some things have to be changed from the old bill, but when you hear them say these sorts of things, it makes you think they're going to be close. mark begich with horrible numbers because of the way he voted. >> cenk: it's fascinating. the way that washington works normally you don't throw a fig leaf. we have massive financial regulation problems. throw a fig leaf on it and move along. in this case what they scrowed up was they didn't throw a fig leaf on it. they just left the wound festering. at the nra they had a mannequin called zombie industries. it's rocky zombies. and it clearly looks like president obama. and even f
from obama mccaskill, they got the message much the same way when harry truman integrated the armed forces. i think five or 10 years from now, it's sexual assault outside of the military that are going to be the problem. >> that's interesting. aaron, last point here is look, if i have a daughter and i know that 62% of the people who reported sal assault in the military got retaliated against or revictimmized, i'd be scared of sending my daughter into the military. is that going to be a recruiting problem for the military, given that natural reaction? >> well, i think so, but i think it's actually reflective of how things are across society. women and other victims of sex crimes feel afraid to speak up, because they fear retaliation or no one willis to them. that's really a shame. in terms of the military, they've lowered standards for who they put in, and they're going to do really bad and really dumb things. i take some solace that this woman who was groped dave it to jeffrey krusinski and hopefully he will probably go to jail. cenk: small bit of solace. when i saw the mug shot, i
: this is the "full court press." >> other headlines making news on this thursday. prince harry comes to washington today. politico reports the british royal third in line to the throne will visit arlington national cemetery, also walter reid army medical center to spend time with wounded soldiers. then he flies to colorado and new jersey to tour hurricane sandy damage later this week. there is no scheduled stop in las vegas. >> bill: yeah, that's all right. he can play strip poker anywhere. billiards. >> i have a feel he might sneak in a trip to good guys. >> one hollywood heavyweight who led her star power to president obama on the campaign trail said we'll never see her run for politics. eva longoria. while she enjoys fighting for important causes, she thought she was tough-skinned but there are too many mean people in politics and she doesn't want to be a part of that. she's not a fan of the no holds barred vicious group of people in washington. >> bill: silly question to ask her if she would run for office. where would she run from and why would she consider it? >> but she's famous. >> she's d
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